Indian Railways on Monday released the list of passenger trains that will operate from tomorrow. On Sunday, the Ministry of Railways announced that Indian Railways is planning to gradually restart passenger train services from May 12 (Tuesday). The train journey will initially start with 15 pairs of trains (or 30 return journeys).
The special trains will run from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
Indian Railways on Monday released the full list of ‘Special trains’ that will operate from tomorrow along with timings.
The Railways ministry also informed that booking for reservation in these trains will start at 4 PM on May 11 (Monday) and will be available only on the IRCTC website. Ticket booking counters at the railway station shall remain closed and no counter tickets (including platform tickets) shall be issued.
In a press release, the Railways ministry today announced that these special trains which have been started will have only Air conditioned classes (First, Second & Third AC) and the far structure for the ‘Special Trains’ shall be applicable for the regular time table Rajdhani trains (excluding catering charges).
No catering charges shall be included in the fare. Provision for pre-paid meal booking, e-catering shall be disabled. However, IRCTC shall make provision for limited eatables and packaged drinking water on payment basis.
“Passengers are encouraged to carry their own food and drinking water. Dry, ready-to-eat food and bottled water shall be provided on demand, inside the trains on payment basis,” the ministry said.
The release also said that no linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train. Passengers are advised to carry their own linen for travel. The temperature inside AC Coaches shall be suitably regulated for this purpose.